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  • LONDON, Jan 29- In experiments that could open a new era in stem cell biology, scientists have found a cheap and easy way to reprogramme mature cells from mice back into an embryonic-like state that allowed them to generate many types of tissue.

  • SAO PAULO, Jan 21- A project bringing together thousands of small farmers in western Kenya has become the first to earn carbon credits using a new sustainable farming accounting system, the World Bank said on Tuesday.

  • BEIJING, Jan 21- Pollution from China travels in large quantities across the Pacific Ocean to the United States, a new study has found, making environmental and health problems unexpected side effects of U.S. demand for cheap China- manufactured goods.

  • *European Commission to announce new climate targets on Jan. 22. BRUSSELS, Jan 20- Seven years after it set some of the world's most stringent environmental targets, the European Union is about to revise its long-term goals to take more account of industry and changed economic circumstances.

  • The school is an alliance between Minerva Project, a venture-backed for-profit company, and Keck Graduate Institute, one of California's Claremont colleges. Last month, the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education released a study showing that only about 4 percent of those who register for an online course at Penn complete it.

  • *Draft report outlines solutions to climate change. OSLO, Jan 15- Governments may have to extract vast amounts of greenhouse gases from the air by 2100 to achieve a target for limiting global warming, backed by trillion-dollar shifts towards clean energy, a draft U.N. report showed on Wednesday.

  • Neurocrine Biosciences CEO on TD treatment     Tuesday, 7 Jan 2014 | 2:35 PM ET

    Neurocrine Biosciences' president and CEO Kevin Gorman, Ph. D., provides insight on clinical trials for its tardive dyskinesia treatment.

  • Bill Nye on polar vortex: Weather of the future? Tuesday, 7 Jan 2014 | 2:23 PM ET
    Mark Swigart, 41, uses a leaf blower to remove snow from the sidewalks along Grandview Avenue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on November 26, 2013.

    The U.S. remains woefully underprepared for future polar vortexes, Bill Nye, "The Science Guy," told CNBC on Tuesday.

  • The cold science of freezing temperatures     Tuesday, 7 Jan 2014 | 11:50 AM ET

    Bill Nye, The Planetary Society executive director, discusses the dangerous conditions of the "polar vortex" and the risk extremely cold weather poses to machines and our own bodies.

  • PANAMA CITY, Jan 4- Flawed geological studies of the terrain of the Panama Canal by its operator has led to big cost overruns in the project to expand the waterway, the building consortium at the center of a dispute with Panama's government over the plan said on Saturday.

  • Mossberg & Swisher launch 'Re/code'     Thursday, 2 Jan 2014 | 10:31 AM ET

    Tech veterans Kara Swisher and Walt Mossberg of Revere Digital discuss the launch of "Re/code," a reincarnation of "All Things D." Re/code also signed a content agreement with NBC News group to partner on technology coverage.

  • EU reaches deal to cap super-warming F-gases Monday, 16 Dec 2013 | 2:30 PM ET

    *Step towards international agreement- Green Party. BRUSSELS, Dec 16- The European Union on Monday reached a tentative deal on limiting the use in fridges and air conditioners of fluorinated gases that have a global warming potential thousands of times greater than carbon dioxide.

  • Yale teen hanging out at ... the South Pole? Thursday, 12 Dec 2013 | 2:58 PM ET
    A man crosses a snow-covered landscape in Antarctica.

    Nineteen-year-old Parker Liautaud talked to CNBC on Thursday live during his trek from the coast of Antarctica to the South Pole.

  • Parker Liautaud, Willis Resilience Expedition leader, has traveled to Antarctica to conduct research to better understand climate change and to raise awareness of global warming. CNBC's Carl Quintanilla reports.

  • Space station's coolant system fails; crew safe Wednesday, 11 Dec 2013 | 10:45 PM ET
    The International Space Station (ISS), as seen from NASA space shuttle Endeavour

    The "Big 14" maintenance issues that NASA faces occasionally during space station operations is not a life-threatening emergency. NBC news reports.

  • Almost 200 nations at U.N. talks in Warsaw last month agreed to fund the Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation program and took steps to ensure it will be part of a global pact to tackle climate change after 2020..

  • Segway inventor: Let's show kids smart is cool Monday, 2 Dec 2013 | 12:12 PM ET
    Students and their robots from the First Robotics program lead the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade.

    The US needs to get kids to be interested in science and technology. The best way? Convince them that smart is cool, says Segway inventor Dean Kamen.

  • LONDON, Nov 21- Mining in space is moving from science fiction to commercial reality but metals magnates on this planet need not fear a mountain of extraterrestrial supply- the aim is to fuel human voyages deeper into the galaxy.

  • One tycoon's quest to create moon private property Wednesday, 13 Nov 2013 | 1:44 PM ET
    Section of a full moon

    Robert Bigelow is applying to amend a 1967 international agreement on the moon so that a system of private property rights can be established there.

  • 2013 so far seventh hottest year, more warming seen-WMO Wednesday, 13 Nov 2013 | 4:30 AM ET

    *Extremes so far in 2013 include Typhoon Haiyan, Australia heat. WARSAW, Nov 13- This year is the seventh warmest since records began in 1850 with a trend to weather extremes and the impact of storms such as Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines aggravated by rising sea levels, the World Meteorological Organization said on Wednesday.

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